“THERE WAS NO RIOT!” Minneapolis Reporters Rebuke Police Chief for Using the Word “Riot”

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A number of journalists rebuked the police chief of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after he referred to the weekend violence as riots. It was not so much a riot as it was an insurrection.

“I was front and center at the protest — at the riot,” Chief Tim Gannon told the angry crowd of reporters.

“There was no riot,” one woke journalist shot back.

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Other reporters joined in and demanded to know why the police officers defended themselves against the violent crowd.

“There was — the officers that were putting themselves in harm’s way – were being pelted with frozen cans of pop, they were being pelted with concrete blocks,” the chief said.

The police chief also said at least one officer was pelted with a brick and had to be taken to the hospital. Video from the scene shows another rioter attempting to throw a concrete slab at a cop.

“We could not allow our officers to be harmed,” the chief said.

Maybe the police chief should invite journalists to volunteer as human shields — standing between the police and the so-called “peaceful protesters.”

And when the violent mob starts throwing concrete slabs at the journalists — they will be among the loudest voices crying out to the police for safety and protection.

Our team has compiled videos from last night’s so-called peaceful protests. Watch and decide for yourself whether or not it was a riot.